Minden Man Dies in Crash in DeSoto Parish
A Minden man has died as a result of a traffic accident on Highway 171 in DeSoto Parish. The wreck happened at about 5pm on Thursday. State Police responded to the scene of the 2-vehicle accident near the Firetower Road. 53-year-old Peter Talton was driving a pickup and rear-ended another pickup truck. Talton was ejected from his truck and rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Talton was not buckled up.
State Police say
While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.
So far this year, Troop G has investigated two fatal crashes in the northwest Louisiana region.
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